"It felt good, it felt pain-free, so we're good to go," Gordon said after taking early batting practice. "That's all that matters -- I'm in the lineup."
Gordon went 2-for-4, including an RBI single, in the Royals' 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.